Psychiatric Crisis Emergency Numbers

Crisis Hotline (800) 706-7500
Riverside Mental Health CRISIS (951) 358-4881
San Bernardino (909) 421-9233 / (909) 458-9628
Suicide Prevention (800) 273-8255
Domestic Violence (800) 339-7233
PPD HELP LINE (800) 944-4773
2-1-1 Information and Referral

Support Groups for Mamas

San Bernardino - Arrowhead Regional Medical Center: (909) 580-3530
Redlands Counseling Center: (909) 793-1078 ext. 214
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center: (909) 469-9491
Mamas y Bebes Reach Out Group: (909) 245-1156

Emergency Psychiatric Services/Hospitalization for Perinatal Crisis

Joseph Hospital- (Caring for Women with Maternal Depression Program) (714) 771-8101
Community Hospital Long Beach (Perinatal Mood /Anxiety Disorders Program) (855) 245-2443
Huntington Hospital Pasadena (Maternal Mental Health Program) (626) 397-2330

Lactation Support Services

Lactation After Infant Loss: A Guide to Gradual Milk Cessation
Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition
La Leche League Inland Empire: (951) 888-0297
Loving Support Riverside County Breastfeeding Helpline - English/Spanish: (888) 451-2499

Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation

Women's Mental Health
Mother to Baby (1866)-626-6847- (speak with counselor about meds)
LactMed database of medications (National Library of Medicine)
Treating for two: safer medication use in pregnancy

Mental Health and Postpartum Information Websites

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Resources

Angels Born Still
Forever Footprints
First Candle
Empty Cradle
Riverside County: (951) 571-6259
San Bernardino County: (909) 838-1536

Books & Articles

The Grieving Brain
Bearing the unbearable
Its okay if you are not okay
It's OK That You're Not OK
Refuge In Grief by Megan Devine
Talking About Death Won't Kill You by Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller
Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything by Lucy Hone
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss by George A. Bonnano

Profiles to Follow


My postpartum loneliness connected me…….

Next week my one and only child will be six years old, he was born a day before Mexican mother’s Day. I clearly remember my lovely Mexican mother telling me “Mija este es el mejor regalo, ser madre”  “this is the best gift ever, being a mother.” Any of you who have been raised by…


Maternal Mental Health Resources in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Maternal Mental Health Community Resources Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Free to Low Cost Counseling Services and Medication Evaluations Riverside- Medi-cal CARE LINE:  800-706-7500 San Bernardino- Medi-cal county clinics:  888-743-1478/888-743-1481 IEHP: 1800- 440-4347 San Bernardino- Catholic Charities:  (909) 763-4970 Riverside- Carolyn E Wylie Center:  (951) 683-5193 Loma Linda University Behavioral Health- (909) 558-4934 San Bernardino-South Coast…


The three reasons I accept insurance in my private practice

I will be honest here, I get a bit frustrated when I read blogs from therapist that encourage other therapist to ditch their insurance panels and just accept cash pay clients, as if it’s just about making money and not complicating oneself with paperwork. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting compensated for my work…


Decolonizing our Minds

July is minority mental health month and as a Chicana/Indigenous psychotherapist I felt compelled to write this blog from both a professional and personal perspective. I have been in the mental health field for about 20 years now and unfortunately very little has changed in regards to the emotional and mental wellness of our communities…


Simple Heart Meditation during times of distress

Here is a simple yet powerful heart centered exercise to practice when your heart feels a bit heavy from all the emotional pain, anger, grief, and injustices around us. It only takes a few minutes and it’s a nice way of maintaining emotional wellness in the midst of chronic stress. •Go to your favorite place…


Mind Detox Recipe for Emotional Wellness

A Special Recipe from Corazón Counseling…….. It seems that everyone now in days talks about healthy eating, exercise, and detoxifying the body from unwanted chemicals, but what about detoxifying our minds too! We often forget to nurture and take care of our mental health, and our emotional wellbeing suffers because of it. I believe our…